Daisy Hill will be looking to bounce back from the disappointment of Monday night’s narrow defeat at home to Darwen with a double header of games in the North West Counties League First Division North this weekend.

A trip to Runcorn Town tomorrow (3pm) and then a home game against AFC Blackpool on Monday night (7.45pm) will offer two more opportunities to pick up the first points of 2024.

Daisy have already recorded two wins against Runcorn Town in the league and cup earlier in the season, and their opponents have only picked up one win in their last nine games.

But Daisy boss Lee Hill is insisting that previous results and form will have no bearing on tomorrow’s outcome.

“It’s going to be another tough game for us,” said Hill. “We know Runcorn Town are a different side, and have a much-changed squad, from when we played them earlier in the season, but so have we.

“A lot of teams now have settled squads, are finding their style and how to be effective, and are starting to pick points up.

“It’s an important game for us, and we need to be looking to bounce back after Monday. We’ve done our homework on them, and we will set up accordingly.

“We’ve trained hard this week, and are ready to go again.

“We’ve got Jack Iley and Glenn Matthews available again, which is a boost after both of them missed the Darwen game.

“So with them coming back, we now have pretty much got a full strength squad to choose from.”